It’s hard to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom and widespread remote work were new and strange just over a year ago. Together they unleashed a huge learning curve and an alarming new set of cybersecurity risks. 

Last year was one of Bonnie Kent’s most successful ever working as a Realtor in Colorado Springs — so when she found a letter in her mailbox in December notifying her that state unemployment benefits had been approved under her name, the irony wasn’t lost on her.

The popular and profitable esports industry — revolving around organized video game competition and entertainment — continues its meteoric rise across the world, including in Colorado Springs.